Field Trips

The Old Town School of Folk Music Concert and Field Trip Series is an excellent way to complement your academic and fine arts curriculum. We offer programs for Pre-K through 12th Grade and showcase a wide variety of performances by our talented faculty and visiting artists from around the world. Your students will have an unforgettable educational and entertaining experience in one of Chicago's most celebrated performance spaces!

Nov
15
Nov
22

Friday · November 22 · 10:30 AM

Arabiqa with Karim Nagi

IB Global Spotlight: Middle East

Dec
05

Thursday · December 05 · 10:30 AM

The Nut Tapper Holiday Variety Show

Dec
06

Friday · December 06 · 10:30 AM

The Nut Tapper Holiday Variety Show

Dec
10

Tuesday · December 10 · 10:30 AM

The MLK Project

The MLK Project: Fight for Civil Rights

Feb
07
Mar
06

Friday · March 06 · 10:30 AM

Eye on the Sparrow

Mar
13

Friday · March 13 · 10:30 AM

Little Miss Ann

Mar
27

Friday · March 27 · 10:30 AM

Fire in Boomtown

with Amy Lowe & Megan Wells

Apr
02

Thursday · April 02 · 10:30 AM

1 2 3 Andrés

Apr
16

Thursday · April 16 · 10:30 AM

The Villalobos Brothers

IB Global Spotlight: Mexico

Apr
20

Monday · April 20 · 10:30 AM

Songs of Struggle

with Jimmy Tomasello and Steve Levitt

Apr
30

Thursday · April 30 · 10:30 AM

Dia del Niño Celebration with Jarochicanos

IB Global Spotlight: Latin America

May
07

Thursday · May 07 · 10:30 AM

Healthy Hip Hop

May
13

Reservations

Browse the performance listing above and contact the Old Town School at 773.728.6000. Field Trip Coordinator Raul Fernandez is available for questions or concerns at 773.751.3444.

Time & Place

All field trips take place in the Gary & Laura Maurer Concert Hall located in our 4544 North Lincoln Avenue location. Concerts run from 10:30 - 11:30 AM unless otherwise noted.

Pricing

$6.00 per seat, $5.00 for 100 or more reservations. Tickets are by reservation only. For every 10 tickets purchased, receive one free ticket for chaperones. (Transportation is not provided by the Old Town School, nor included in the price of tickets.)

Payment & Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase price or a purchase order must be received at least two weeks prior to the performance date. The total amount is due on or before the performance date. Failure to provide timely payment can result in the cancellation of your reservation. Please note: Shows are subject to cancellation. In the event of show cancellation, schools with reservations will be notified and given a prompt refund.

State Goals

Our Board of Education Vendor No. is 28983. Old Town School Field Trip performances support the following content standards for effective learning:

Illinois Learning Standards for Fine Arts

  • State Goal 25: Know the language of the arts.
  • State Goal 26 Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • State Goal 27: Understand the role of the Arts in civilizations, past and present.

Common Core State Standards

  • Anchor Standard #2 (Speaking and Listening) Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

National Core Arts Standards

  • Anchor Standard #7 (Responding) Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Anchor Standard #8 (Responding) Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • Anchor Standard #11 (Connecting) Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

Illinois Learning Standards for Social Sciences

  • State Goal 16: Understand and analyze events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
  • State Goal 17: Demonstrate knowledge of world geography, as well as an understanding of the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.
  • State Goal 18: Understand, analyze and compare social systems, with an emphasis on the United States.